December 4, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 29

Stories from the December 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Wanted: One local tourney

In its 12th year, the BB&T Classic featured three local teams in a one-day event at Verizon Center, but players and media are voicing their support for the creation of a tournament that would crown the D.C.-area basketball champion. Last season, D.C. college basketball reached a pinnacle, as GW owned the nation’s best regular-season record, […]

GW Blind Date: A very traditional evening

Two small-town sophomores, Bowen Vernan and Cydnee DeToy, made comfortable conversation over dinner, candlelight and a rose at the Firefly restaurant in Dupont Circle. Bowen: This was my first blind date, and overall the date was really fun. The restaurant was a cool little place, a bit noisy though. For dinner, I had the rigatoni […]

Return of the big shot

After GW’s game with the Hokies, Carl Elliott wasn’t exactly sure in which league Virginia Tech plays. He also wasn’t certain who gave him the nickname “Big Shot Elliott.” But he was aware that he was in a slump and GW was facing the reality of a losing streak for the first time in nearly […]

Weekly check up: The holiday blues

We all know the holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for some students, it can be the worst. With the added stresses of final exams, papers and, for some, family problems, the end of the semester can be one of the most mentally difficult times for college […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Blood Drive 1 to 7 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by Colonial Donors An Actor’s Dialogue with Actor Robert Prosky Listen to an award-winning actor discuss how his life informs his art. Admission is free but space is limited. Call 202-994-6178 to reserve a seat. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Third Floor Ampitheater Marvin […]

GW downs Seawolves, readies for Lady Vols

Junior Whitney Allen had a career-high 14 rebounds to lead the No. 20/21 GW (AP, ESPN/USA Today) to a 68-55 victory at Stony Brook (N.Y.) Saturday afternoon. Senior Kenan Cole and junior Sarah-Jo Lawrence had 13 points each, while junior Kimberly Beck and sophomore Jessica Adair each netted 12. All of Adair’s points came in […]

Right on target

When Red Auerbach coached the Boston Celtics, opponents spoke about a mysterious aura in the Boston Garden, half-jokingly referring to a tiny leprechaun that the late GW alumnus put on the opponent’s rim to knock out the ball. After he was honored by a pre-game moment of silence, Auerbach may have posthumously turned his attention […]

Students help produce D.C.-area public access show

GW students are on the air, and not just on GWTV. Led by professor Roxanne Russell, a group of students in the School of Media and Public Affairs has produced a 30-minute television piece for the D.C.-area public access program, “The Inner Loop.” The show, which aired on WDCW yesterday, focused on the D.C. Metro […]

Six GW activists arrested for AIDS protest outside White House

Twenty students, including six GW students, were arrested at about 4 p.m. Friday for protesting on White House property without a permit as a part of the World AIDS Day rally. The students dressed themselves as needles, pill bottles and doctors with coats stating “Missing Doctors.” They were released quickly after their arrest, said Global […]

Deans unsure of 4×4’s full impact on schools

School deans said last week that faculty across the University have mixed reactions to the four-by-four plan, with many wanting to know the impact the schedule would have on class time, teaching loads and financial savings before they cast a vote this spring. The four-by-four proposal is to switch from the current five-class, three-credit system […]